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October 15, 2017 00:52:54
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Episode 105 - "Creativity is not a luxury item." Interview with Jeff Leisawitz

This episode is an interview with Jeff Leisawitz (jeffleisawitz.com). Jeff is an award-winning musician/ producer, a critically acclaimed author and internationally distributed filmmaker. In this interview we talk about the healing power of creating something, why creativity is not a luxury item, and Jeff's online creativity workshops where he goes deep with the creative process. You can find out more about these workshops at http://jeffleisawitz.com/nfa-for-screenwrtiers-and-storytellers/ ...

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October 05, 2017 00:58:37
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Episode 104 - Interview with Jeff Goins

This episode's guest will need no introduction for many of you. Jeff Goins is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, and the host and organiser of the annual Tribe conference. In this conversation Jeff gives honest, sometimes poignant answers to my hard questions. Also in this episode - The Creative Writer's Toolbelt Handbook is out! Find it at Amazon and www.andrewjchamberlain.com ...

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September 20, 2017 00:11:06
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Episode 103 - A look inside the Creative Writer's Toolbelt Handbook

This episode focuses on the just published Creative Writer's Toolbelt Handbook. Condensing all of the best advice and insight from three and a half years of podcasting over 100 episodes, and with over twenty different writers editors and artists as guests, the Handbook gives you the practical advice you need to be a better writer and produce great work. Also in this episode we feature The Writer's Jump-start conference from Equipped to Write (www.equippedtowrite.co.uk) where I will be speaking with the writer and coach Wendy H Jones. CWT listeners get a 10% discount on the cost of the conference - use the code E2WTEN in the coupon section of the box office page. ...

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July 13, 2017 00:55:54
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Episode 102 - Interview with Monica Leonelle

This is a guest episode with the independent author and blogger Monica Leonelle. Monica has written across several genres and series, most notably her young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance series, 'Waters Dark and Deep'. She also writes about indie publishing at ProseOnFire.com. Before becoming an independent author, Monica led digital marketing efforts at Inc. 100 companies like Hansen’s Natural and Braintree. She’s been an avid blogger of marketing and business trends since 2007. To find out what she’s up to and get access to her latest fiction updates, exclusive giveaways, advanced review copies, and more, sign up at MonicaLeonelle.com ...

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June 28, 2017 00:18:00
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Episode 101: Dare to write - dare to submit - dare to publish

The professional writers and editors I speak to tell me that one of the biggest challenges for the writers they come across is that they don't get down to the writing! Or if they do they don't then submit or publish the material. So in this episode we examine the barriers to writing, submitting, and publishing, and we look at ways to overcome these barriers and get our work written and out there ...

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May 20, 2017 00:49:11
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Episode 100: Reflecting on the best advice and insight from one hundred episodes of the Creative Writer's Toolbelt with writer editor and fellow podcaster Sarah Werner

After just over three years the Creative Writer's Toolbelt reaches 100 episodes! To mark the occasion I'm reflecting on some of the best advice and insight I've received over that time, and to do that I am joined by writer, editor, speaker and fellow podcaster Sarah Werner. In our conversation I ask Sarah some great questions(!) and we reflect on story structure, character, setting, genre, research and the writers life. I'll also give you an update on the Handbook, which is due out in October, and there's news about the "Writer's Jumpstart" conference which is in London on November 11th, where I will be speaking with Scottish Crime writer Wendy H Jones. ...

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